NPPD responds to crash near W. Rodeo Road and N. Buffolo Bill Avenue

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Published: Aug. 21, 2021 at 10:01 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2021 at 11:28 AM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -The North Platte Police Department responded to a one-vehicle crash near west Rodeo Road and north Buffalo Bill Avenue on Saturday just after 9 a.m.

According to a reporter on the scene, traffic is moving and a tow truck is on location.

This is an ongoing story. Stay tuned to NBC Nebraska 2 for the latest details.

UPDATE: A pickup for a local business wound up in the ditch at the intersection of Rodeo Road and Buffalo Bill Ave. Saturday morning. The truck took out a light pole that sat on nearby fence, nearly toppling onto a trailer home.

Officers say the truck was at the Casey′s across the street when the accelerator was inadvertently hit, causing it speed forward until it wound up in the narrow creek of the ditch. The driver was taken to the hospital by ambulance for a possible medical issue.

As for cleaning up the crash site, the power to the pole is now stable and the pole will be dealt with in the coming days.

“They were able to secure the power on that pole. Municiple Light and Water will come out probably sometime next week to retrieve the pole and replace it.”

Russ Poe, NPPD Investigator.

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